This is the Windows 10 upgrade; however, some users reported that they are unable to perform the Windows 10 upgrade without Microsoft account.
- Microsoft allows you to perform a free upgrade to Windows 10, but you need a Microsoft account to do it.
- Microsoft doesn’t offer a free Windows 10 upgrade without a Microsoft account, but you can create one.
- Windows 10 upgrade without Microsoft account is possible, but the process is quite tricky.
- The last Windows 10 upgrade without Microsoft account option is to use a third-party tool.
Enable Hidden Administrator Account
- Open the Run window by pressing Windows Key + R hotkey.
- Type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter.
- Select Users in the Control Panel category.
- Select Your Account.
- Click Add or remove user accounts.
- Choose Add a user without a Microsoft account.
- Type in a name for the new account, and input your desired email id.
- Click Next.
- Type in the password for the new account.
- Click Finish.
Roll back updates
- Press Windows + I to open the Settings app, and select Update & Security.
- Now, select the Recovery tab from the right side, and click on the Get started button under Go back to the previous version of Windows 10.
- Now, select the Keep my files option.
- Finally, click on Restart now.
Run a chkdsk on the drive
- Locate the disk you want to check, right-click on it and choose Properties.
- Go to the Tools tab, then go to the Error Checking section.
- Check both the boxes.
- Click Start, then wait while Windows runs CHKDSK on the disk.
Scan for corrupted files
- Press Windows Key + X and choose Command prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin) from the menu.
- When Command prompt opens, type sfc /scannow and press Enter to run it.
- Wait for the scanning process to finish, and if any corrupted files are found, they will be replaced with new, clean ones.
- Restart your computer.